Jeffrey Levin-Scherz

Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management

Department of Health Policy and Management

677 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Jeff Levin-Scherz is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

He is the Chief Medical Officer of One Medical Group, a technology-enabled high touch primary care practice in San Francisco, New York, Washington, DC, Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles.    He was previously a senior consultant at Towers Watson, helping large employers assess and implement programs to improve the health of their employees.  He was previously the Chief Medical Officer of Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, and Atrius Health, a multi-specialty group practice across eastern Massachusetts.  Jeff was previously Chief Medical Officer of Partners Community HealthCare, Inc, the division of Partners HealthCare System, where he led efforts to develop programs to improve quality and efficiency to allow the network to succeed in pay for performance contracts.

He was previously a senior consultant with Reden &Anders, a national health care consulting and actuarial firm,where he served as clinical lead on clinical, operational, analytic and strategic projects for health plans, providers, and employers. He led the Medical Cost Trend Management initiative, and evaluation of return on investment from disease management and medical management programs.

Prior to that, he was Vice President and Corporate Medical Director at Tufts Health Plan, where he led thed epartment responsible for physician utilization management, health programs and disease management, and measurement of clinical quality, and co-chaired the plan’s Provider Strategy Team.  He spearheaded clinical efforts to control health care premium inflation and efforts and overhaul case management. Previously, he was the President of the Mount Auburn Cambridge Independent Practice Association, comprised at the time of 350 physicians at three community teaching hospitals caring for 40,000 patients under managed care contracts. He practiced primary care internal medicine for nine years in the Boston area, and continues to see patients in an urgent care setting.


At HSPH, Jeff  teaches a course on Managed Care Policy issues each fall, and coteaches a course on Provider Payment in the Masters in Health Care Management program.  He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA.  He is board certified in Internal Medicine, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He completed his MBA at Columbia University.



1. Levin-Scherz, D, Patrick JD, Weber FH, Garabedian C Acute Arsenic Ingestion Ann Emerg Med 1987, 16 (6) 702-4

2. Levin-Scherz J. Will disruptive innovations cure health care? Harv Bus Rev.
3. Schmidt C, Mohr A, Moller J, Levin-Scherz J, HellerM. [Radiology in managed care
environment: opportunities for cost savings in an HMO]. Rofo. 2003;175(9):1198-206
4. Levin-Scherz J. Disseminating health care innovation. JAMA. 2003;290(11):1454-5.
5. Levin-Scherz J. Asthma disease management: regression to the mean or better? Am J
Manag Care. 2005;11(3):134,136.
6. Levin-Scherz JK. Disease management will suffer if providers remain on the sidelines. Dis
Manag. 2005;8(4):199-204.
7. de Brantes F, Gosfield AG, McGlynn E, Rosenthal M, Levin-Scherz J. Clinical practice
guidelines for older patients with comorbid diseases. JAMA. 2005;294(6):716-24.
8. Levin-Scherz J, DeVita N, Timbie J. Impact of pay-for-performance contracts and network
registry on diabetes and asthma HEDIS(R) measures in an integrated delivery network .
Med Care Res Rev. 2006; 63(1):14S-28S.
9. Levin-Scherz, J. “Collaborating to improve the quality of health care”. Boston Business
Journal. 2006 Mar 3;Sect. Editorial (col. 1).
10. Levin-Scherz, J Levine, H “Ethical guidelines for employee behavior change” Health Aff (Millwood) 28:1554, 2009
11. Levin-Scherz, J “The Care of The Uninsured in America” JAMA 303: 2414 , 2010 (Book reiew)
12. Levin-Scherz, J “Next Medicine: The Science and Civics of Health” JAMA 305: 1244 ,
2011 (Book review)

13. Levin-Scherz, J “What drives high health care costs and how to fight back” Harv Bus Rev 88:72, 2010
14. Zimlichman, E, Levin-Scherz, J “The Coming Age of Disruptive Innovation in Health Care J Gen Intern Med 2013 Jan 18 (epub ahead of print)


Other Affiliations


Chief Medical Officer, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Atrius Health (2007-2008), Chief Medical Officer, Partners Community HealthCare ,Inc (2004-2007)Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School (1987-present)Associate Clinical Professor, Tufts Medical School (1997-2005)Associate Medical Director, Tufts Health Care Institute (1996-2005)